Special Topic Course: Breastfeeding and Infants with Oral Restrictions.
Speaker: Amber Valentine Forston MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Topic: Breastfeeding and Infants with Oral Restrictions.
Course Description: Feeding is the most complex task we ask of infants, even full-term healthy infants. There are often many hurdles that mother-baby dyads encounter when learning to successfully breast and/or bottle feed. This talk will discuss the increase in diagnosis of lip and/or tongue tie, the classifications of each, as well as the implications and treatment for successful feeding.
Speaker Bio: Amber Valentine Forston, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her MS in Communication Disorders. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Neonatal Therapist. She worked for Baptist Health Systems, Inc for 8 years before moving to Florida where she worked for Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Mayo Florida. She is now back in Kentucky working for Baptist Health Lexington. She has experience in adults and pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including: bedside swallow evaluations, Modified Barium Swallow studies, FEES, and pediatric feeding evaluations including NICU. She has provided guest lectures for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville on feeding and swallowing topics. She has presented at the hospital level, local, state, national, and international levels on pediatric feeding/swallowing and breastfeeding.
0-5 min: Introduction to oral restrictions
5-15 min: Classes/types of oral restrictions
15-40 min: Signs and symptoms of feeding difficulties
40-60 min: Treatment options for oral restrictions and feeding
Amber Valentine Forston MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary for employment at Baptist Health Lexington.
Nonfinancial disclosures: No relevant disclosures.
Conflict of Interest: There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.
Continuing Education Information
AOTA CEUs: National Association of Neonatal Therapists® (NANT) is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance-Learning Independent Course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
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